Turkey to Close Land Borders With Greece, Bulgaria Due to Coronavirus



The Greek-Turkish border above the Evros River. File photo

Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT Haber said on Wednesday afternoon that the country’s land borders with Greece and Bulgaria will be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thus Turkey’s borders with the European Union will remain closed to the entry and exit of people; however the usual trade which goes on between these countries is not expected to be interrupted.

It is still unknown for how long the borders will remain closed.

Later on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry of the country issued a statement, confirming the border closure.

It remains to be seen if this will affect the border tensions in Evros due to the massed thousands of migrants which have been trying to enter Greece since late February.